Greater Oklahoma City is in the geographic center of North America equidistant from the east and west coasts and major trade partners of Canada and Mexico. The ten county region is at the crossroads of the U.S., sitting at the heart of three major national highways on the NAFTA corridor.
There's a reason Greater Oklahoma City is such a great place for business: Location. The ten county region is positioned within a day's drive of the rapidly-growing south-central region (OK, TX, AR, LA) projected to grow more than 44% during the next 25 years.
Oklahoma has a strong aerospace infrastructure, with 54 state-of-art training centers across the state.
In Oklahoma, one in 10 employees derives income from the aviation industry, with an industrial output of nearly $12.5 Billion a year.
Named as one of the “Top Places to Live in 2008” by Money Magazine and as one of America’s Top-Rated Smaller Cities in 2008-2009 by Universal Reference Publications in New York, Edmond is filled with as much culture, entertainment and art as it is business, education and industry.
Edmond is an energetic and friendly city of over 83,000 located just 13 miles north of Oklahoma City (MSA 1.2 million) and at the juncture of the nation’s Interstate Crossroads (I-35/I-40 and I-44). It ranks as one of Oklahoma’s fastest growing communities (22% since 2000).
Business Location Advantages
Edmond is a rapidly growing, affluent city that strives to attract progressive companies. In addition to major employers, Edmond also has a strong base of smaller, specialized companies in a range of knowledge-based industries. Businesses such as technology firms, corporate headquarters, service companies and manufacturers have chosen to make Edmond their home. Edmond's leading knowledge-based industries include software, services, light manufacturing and forensic science.
The community offers over a dozen prime commercial business and industrial parks with certified Greenfield sites and available facilities.
Businesses enjoy the state’s most reliable and low cost power service, easy access to both regional and international airports, rail access, and one of the most educated workforces in the Southwest (47% of Edmond residents hold at least a bachelor's degree, 16.8% of which have a graduate degree).
Quality of Life
Located along Scenic Route 66, Edmond is home to excellent and award winning school system, the state’s third’ largest university (UCO),first-rate medical care at two major facilities, low housing costs and a cost of living that is more than eleven percent below the national average.
Edmond is home to the famous Oak Tree Golf Club, the site of the 67th Senior PGA Championship. There are more than 10 golf courses in the area, but golf is only part of Edmond's recreational activities. Arcadia Lake offers fishing, skiing, camping and 17 miles of hiking trails. Historic Downtown Edmond features diverse shopping, and the Fine Arts Institute sponsors and hosts art shows.
Edmond Economic Development Authority